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For the suburb of Perth, Western Australia see Padbury, Western Australia.
Converted Tithe Barn, Padbury - - 771568.jpg
Former tithe barn, now converted
Padbury is located in Buckinghamshire
Padbury shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 810 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SP720308
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district MK18
Dialling code 01280
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°58′16″N 0°57′07″W / 51.971°N 0.952°W / 51.971; -0.952Coordinates: 51°58′16″N 0°57′07″W / 51.971°N 0.952°W / 51.971; -0.952

Padbury is a village and also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located on the A413 main road that links Buckingham with Winslow.


The village name is Old English in origin, and means 'Padda's fortress'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Pateberie. The Manor of Padbury was exchanged, around the time of the Norman Conquest, for the Manor of Iver between Robert Doyley and Robert Clarenbold of the Marsh.

The village had the distinction in Domesday as being one of the few villages in the country still owned by a native rather than a Norman family. It remained in this family (who later took the name 'de Wolverton' after the village of Wolverton) until 1442 when it was sold to All Souls College, Oxford.

During the English Civil War Padbury was the site of a skirmish between the Royalist and Parliamentarian forces. The Royalists won on this occasion, and the burial of eight Parliamentarian soldiers is recorded in the village's burial register for July 2, 1643.

In December 2014 a hoard of 5,251½ coins from the late Anglo Saxon period was found in a field at Lenborough near Padbury by metal detectorists, and included what would have been originally mint condition specimens. Examples depicted the heads of the Kings Æthelred the Unready and Cnut the Great and had originally been deposited within a lead container; they were sent to the British Museum for evaluation and conservation.[2]


Padbury Church of England School is a mixed Church of England primary school. It is a voluntary controlled school, which takes children from the age of four through to the age of ten. The school has approximately 70 pupils.[citation needed]


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